Peak 13,121', otherwise referred to as Checkered Demon is located just a mile south of the prominent Mount Humphreys. This peak's claim to fame are two couloirs: Kindergarten Gully and the peak's namesake: Checkered Demon.
Getting to Checkered Demon can be quite an ordeal, especially for those without a four-wheel drive car with decent clearance. A great description of the fairly complicated drive can be found in the book: Eastern Sierra Ice, by Robert "SP" Parker.
For those seeking a bit more adventure, from Bishop, take West Line Street to the Buttermilks Road. From here, follow the Buttermilks Road past the world famous bouldering area staying left and aiming towards Mount Humphreys. Keep heading more or less to Mount Humphreys until you can go no farther. No serious 4x4 action should have been encountered (ie. rock crawling), but it should be fairly rocky. For late spring ascents, it should be noted that on approach two small streams will be crossed and caution should be taken.
Climbing Season For the 07 - Humphreys Basin, Pine Creek and Granite Park area.
Weather station 3.7 miles from here
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By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Dec 30, 2013
Messed up my Subaru Outback on the approach road once, a long time ago. Now I have a Land Rover and no worries.